Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Beginning: McCallandia by Bill Hall


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A crisp January day in the nation's capital, January 1983.

The network news cameras focused on the prototype all-electric car pulling up in front of the National Cathedral in Washington. D.Ca., where the state funeral of the thirty-eighth president would soon begin.

-- McCallandia by Bill Hall.

What if Tom McCall, Oregon's popular, environmentally-friendly governor, had succeeded Richard Nixon as President when he resigned in 1973? That's the premise of Bill Hall's clever new novel, McCallandia.

McCall was a moderate Republican, best remembered for passage of Oregon's Bottle Bill and making the state's ocean beaches public. Portland's Waterfront Park is named after him.

You can order McCallandia from Nestucca Spit Press or Powell's Books.

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